A hawker carries cleaning products for sale in Sai Ying Pun in 1985.
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why even wealthy merchants in Hong Kong were looked down on because of the social snobbery of colonial British

Those in government service or the armed forces looked down on the European merchant class as ‘boxwallahs’ who peddled goods for a living

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A hawker carries cleaning products for sale in Sai Ying Pun in 1985.
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